‘Why I Stand’ exhibit
Once the remembrance on the common was complete, weekly vigil attendees went across the street to The LAVA Center at 324 Main St., where they are being featured as part of a free multimedia exhibit titled “Why I Stand” taking place this month. “Why I Stand” is organized by Pat Hynes, director of the Greenfield-based Traprock Center for Peace and Justice.
In September 2002, Conway resident Mary McClintock was one of four women who came to the Greenfield Common to stand up for peace before the start of the war in Iraq. Since then, every Saturday, in almost all weather, citizens have made this central public space in Franklin County a place for messages related to peace, racial justice and more. The LAVA Center’s exhibit displays pictures and statements from frequent attendees.
The gallery is open Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit localaccess.org/art/why-i-stand.